A nice ‘back to school’ activity that will leave your children feeling happy, safe and secure in their new classroom from day one!

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BACK TO SCHOOL!!! (Already?)

One of my main goals on day one is to build relationships with the children and leave them go home on the first day feeling happy and safe in their new classroom environment.

The idea behind this resource is that each child write a nice comment on their peers’ jigsaw pieces, so that by the end of the lesson, each child has a nice comment from everyone in the class.

I then plan to cut the jigsaw pieces out and display them in the classroom for the year, for children to refer to anytime they wish.

It also gives you an opportunity to set expectations for a more “busy” lesson, i.e. silent when walking around the room/no running/no pushing etc.

Included is:

The activity sheet

A short powerpoint explaining how to engage in this activity!

Please leave a review and let me know how you got on 🙂

11 reviews for Back to School Activity

  1. clarabourke13 (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic resource, not only is it perfect for the first day back but can also be used and referred to throughout the year to consolidate relationships and prevent bullying in our classrooms. I cant wait to use this resource and it will 100% be a display in my classroom all year round. Thanks for such a fantastic resource.

  2. Fiona (verified owner)

    Such a lovely back to school activity, and also a fabulous display!

  3. Playful Classroom (verified owner)

    Great activity for the first day back, or as an SPHE lesson during the year. Nice to have the powerpoint to introduce it too.

  4. Rebecca Harrison (verified owner)

    Fantastic resource great for a 1st day back activity. I cant wait to use it and then display them all in my classroom. Thanks again.

  5. claire.m.oshea (verified owner)

    A fantastic resource that can be used again and again with new classes. Gives teacher a great insight into relationships in class and will be a great display for reminding children about friendship and moral codes in classroom.

  6. kateom maher (verified owner)

    Can’t wait to use this resource on the first day with my new class!! I think this will be such a great ice breaker and help me get to know the children. It will be fun for the kids but I will also get to observe different social groups abd how they interact with each other as a class. Also it will be a great way to assess the children’s writing in an informal way.

  7. seankennedy87

    Fantastic and detailed resource from a great teacher. Cant wait to use this resource in the classroom.

  8. Noelle (verified owner)

    Looking forward to using this back to school get to know you activity with my 4th class. It is a nice way for them to settle back into school and for me to get to know them. Thank you very much!

  9. Evonne O Farrell (verified owner)

    Such a brilliant resource, I am really looking forward to using this on the first day with my class to get to know them. I know they will love it as they get to move and interact with other children. It will be a good opportunity for me to observe and assess informally.

  10. Michael DUnne (verified owner)

    Fantastic Resource. Such a professional job by the creator. Looking forward to trying this out in a couple of weeks.

  11. Lauren Cassidy (verified owner)

    Such a fab resource. Went down an absolute treat with everyone!

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